For several weeks, a Boys & Girls Club offered an opportunity to have kids learn healthy cooking, and have fun doing it.
Over a dozen kids got to learn about healthy cooking through a class that was presented by ChopChopKids, a non profit that publishes a cooking magazine for families. They created recipes, and learned how to make their own vege burgers, among other dishes.
The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation sponsors the program. According to the foundation senior communications specialist Kim Moore, the program’s objective is to show children healthy food options.
“It’s more than just talking to them about eating healthy, it’s showing them how,” Moore said.
Eight Boys & Girls Clubs are involved in the program, teaching children ages 8 to 12 about healthy recipes, and cooking skills. They have enjoyed cooking for each others, with tastings, and coming up with group events.